HBsAg, otherwise called Australian antigen, is a surface antigen of HBV (hepatitis B virus). It is used as a diagnostic test, as the presence of HBsAg in the blood indicates current hepatitis B infection.
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Does viral hepatitis spread sexually even after getting vaccinated?
Query: Hello doctor, My 26 year old cousin is suffering from viral hepatitis since the last two years. If he marries, will he transfer the disease to his wife even if she is already vaccinated against hepatitis? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What I understand is that your cousin is suffering from chronic hepatitis. It is commonly chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C. If his wife is vaccinated and her anti-HBs levels are sufficient, she will not contract an infection from him. But there is ... Read Full »
What medicines can be taken for grade 3 fatty liver?
Query: Hello doctor,My mother's reports are as follows: She has a grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is diagnosed with a grade 3 fatty liver and deranged liver enzymes. The first thing is to know the cause of her fatty liver. Viral markers like HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies must be done. Lipid profile, thyroid profile, and random blood sugar should b... Read Full »
When would a hepatitis antigen be considered as positive?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, a friend said he was hepatitis antigen reactive, whose titer was 37.46/34.29. His doctor suggested a confirmatory test. At what level would the antigen be assumed to be positive? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend is tested to be positive for hepatitis B in the pre-employment screening. It is very common to see an HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) positive result in a screening. Hepatitis B infection remains asymptomatic for decades, silently causing damage to th... Read Full »